While experiencing life I have faced all sorts of challenges. Some have been OK but most have been terrible, that’s the nature of the journey. If cancer were a super fun time, then people would be taking summer vacations to visit. That’s not to say that there aren’t good things about it, it is just not the most fun adventure.
Sometimes we forget this disease is a part of our life, it is an experience, life by its very nature is meant to be explored. From time to time we need to take a breath and calm down, look at our lives and think about what we are going through. Perhaps ask ourselves if we want more from our existence than the pursuit of survival?
I don’t want to live just to survive, I don’t fight to defeat the monster inside me. I am here on this beautiful earth to experience life, to create a legacy and to do something that improves the value of existence for others. The pain, agony and finality of my cancer reminds me of the limited time we have on this world. It reinforces my resolve to pursue my passions, achieve my dreams and live life by my terms. Instead of heeding the wishes of my disease.